The community as umbrella

Our relationships and communities as an umbrella of people protecting us and helping us facing challenges together

Drawing of an umbrella with people on it

Text and illustration by Frits Ahlefeldt

Communities are more challenged today, and we are starting to understand what we have lost when neighborhoods, villages and groups dry up and disappear, as people move their focus online and to screens instead of relating to those around them – One of the metaphors I use to describe the community is an umbrella, where we help each other against as diverse things as loneliness and climate change

Drawing of an umbrella with faces on it. Illustration by Frits Ahlefeldt
The community as an umbrella

Keywords. Philosophy, fritsahlefeldt, resilience, friendship, people, psychology, sociology, anthropology, group dynamics, relationships

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